Multiculturalism under pressure in new world order


I have long admired Australian multiculturalism. It has been of great benefit to the nation as it leavened the hard native culture and given us a broader horizon.

Multiculturalism took root in our institutions as well, and we have always been able to keep sectarian and cultural conflicts at bay as security services were sufficiently sensitive and integrated with manifold cultural communities.

An outstanding example of this was the War on Terror, in which the local Muslim community cooperated with all levels of policing to prevent attacks.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.